Richmond Habitual Offender Lawyer

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The Habitual Offender Act was repealed in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the year 1999. Prior to this change in the law, if you received any three of the following within a period of 10 years, you were deemed a habitual offender:

A combination of any of the following 12 minor violations within 10 years would make you a habitual offender:

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If caught driving while your driver's license was revoked and no person or property was endangered, this would result — if convicted first offense — in a Class 1 misdemeanor. This is punishable by confinement in jail for up to 12 months with a minimum of 10 days being mandatory. You could also face a fine to not exceed $2,500.00 — either or both.

If the driver endangered the life, limb, or property of another or does so due to driving while intoxicated in a first offense, this becomes a Class 6 felony. Punishments for this crime include one to five years' imprisonment, with one year being mandatory, and a fine of up to $2,500.00, either or both. Any second or subsequent charges would result in more severe sentencing. Learn more in the Code of Virginia Section 46.2-351 through 360, Section 18.2-10, and Section 18.2-11.

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In certain cases, our experienced Richmond traffic ticket attorneys at Carlson & Collier may be able to help. There is a possibility that we may be able to help you have your driver's license reinstated. Our team includes a former prosecutor and Virginia governor's lead counsel.

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Richmond Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Richmond Criminal Defense Lawyer
10132 W Broad St,
Glen Allen, VA 23060
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